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It Was Hard Trying to Get Off It
Zolpidem
by Regina
Citation:   Regina. "It Was Hard Trying to Get Off It: An Experience with Zolpidem (exp70620)". Erowid.org. Mar 23, 2018. erowid.org/exp/70620

 
DOSE:
5 mg oral Pharms - Zolpidem (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 125 lb


I remember my 1st stilnox experience. My doctor had prescribed me 3 tabs, but since I had been having EXTREME difficulty in sleep, I thought it was unfair & wrote down a ZERO after the 3... and somehow, my mom & the pharmacists all bought it. Ahahahaha!

Anyway, that night, I popped one in PRAYING that it would finally solve all my sleepless nights. I lie down in bed. Watch a little tv. Not long after, I keep thinking I'm 'seeing' things out of the corner of my eyes. So I always do the quick-look-over-the-shoulder thing to try & catch what it was I was seeing. But it would always turn out to be nothing. At that time, I did not think it had anything to do with the drug that I just took. (I wasn't even aware of its 'trippy' effects until I researched about it afterwards)

Maybe after 10 or 15 minutes, I realized this poster of a guy I had on my wall was like peeling itself from my wall and looking at me! Earlier I just thought it was just like another thing out of the corner of my eye, but now I'm like staring straight at it & there it is! Staring back at me! I wasn't scared or anything... I was actually quite amazed! I get up & run towards the poster. I realized my body felt so heavy & each step I felt woozy. It was like being drunk. When I'm drunk, I can't think right & my body can't act right. Well, I can think right but my body can't.

I get to the poster & stare at it. It stopped moving. Instead, I notice the poster of a couple below the guy was like moving. So I stare at them. THEY WERE REALLY MOVING INSIDE THE POSTER! I thought it was CRAZY but I loved it & I didn't think it was weird or anything, just really really amusing.

The next poster I noticed was of another model, and he was smiling & you could clearly see his teeth. It was soooo weird I just had to gawk at it & stare at it from two or three inches away. His teeth were like dancing around between his lips. They were doing backflips, twirls & twists. Sometimes they would recede into his mouth so you can't see them. And then they would reappear. Sometimes they would protrude, like they wanna get out, making the model seem like a real hillbilly with the worst buck teeth. I really couldn't believe why I was seeing these things. I had to touch the posters to remind myself what was happening. But even if I touched the paper it was still happening. I must've stared at my wall blank for a good 30minutes.

I decided to lie down in my bed. The next thing I know, I'm seeing these weird 'ghost-like' lines & waves & patterns hovering above the floor like a magic carpet emanating from my television. They blanketed the floor like I don't know what! I didn't understand what it was & why they were there. I would try to get up & touch them, but like a hologram, I couldn't.

Next thing I know I had just fallen asleep. Maybe I got too tired & overwhelmed by all these great things happening to me.

I awoke the next day not feeling so good. I felt tired & off for most of the day. Even though I did get a night's sleep, I still felt as though I hadn't.
Even though I did get a night's sleep, I still felt as though I hadn't.


The next time I tried stilnox, I was ready. I was actually looking forward to the experience. Same thing happened. First onset is the feeling of heavy legs, like they're made of lead or something. It's like being drunk really REALLY quick. Then it spread throughout my whole body. The next time I tripped on stilnox I was in the living room. There was an electric stand fan in the corner of the room with the its front grills off, so you could see the fan itself. It wasn't on or anything, it was just there. But mygod it had morphed to a million things that night. I saw it dance, I saw it sway. I saw it become a flower & I saw a face forming with the fans. It was so freaky. But nice.

I read labels & words & they were dancing in front of me. They would jiggle & rattle & rearrange themselves into a jumble of words. It's so amusing.

I watch tv, same thing. 'ghost-like' geometric holograms hovering above the floor, swaying from here & there. My mom walked in on me & told me to go to sleep.

The rest of my stilnox experiences were good, but I noticed a high rate of tolerance. My 2nd trip wasn't as good as the 1st, my 3rd wasnt as good as the last, and so on and so forth. So I had to take more the next time, which isn't good. It is also HIGHLY addictive.

A very bad experience I had tripping (well, maybe this was due to MJ) was when I took 'space cake' or hash brownies & then followed it up with stilnox. I had never been so paranoid in my life. I was losing track of time & space. I thought I was going to OD. I thought I could SEE my heart beating through my chest a mile a minute. (I made the hash brownies myself & I think I made it a little too concentrated. My dad accidentally ingested some because I left them to cool in the fridge & I got grounded for that.)

It's been a while since I took stilnox. It was HARD trying to get off it. It is reeeally reaaally addictive.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 70620
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Mar 23, 2018Views: 642
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